Energy, nutrient and food intakes of male shift workers vary according to the schedule type but not the number of nights worked

Bucher Della Torre, Sophie (Geneva School of Health Sciences, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland) ; Wild, Pascal (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland ; INRS, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France) ; Dorribo, Victor (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Danuser, Brigitta (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Amati, Francesca (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland)

Shift work is associated with increased risk of chronic diseases due to circadian rhythm disruptions and behavioral changes such as in eating habits. Impact of type of shifts and number of night shifts on energy, nutrient and food intake is as yet unknown. Our goal was to analyze shift workers’ dietary intake, eating behavior and eating structure, with respect to frequency of nights worked in a given week and seven schedule types. Eating habits and dietary intakes of 65 male shift workers were analyzed in three steps based on 365 24-h food records: (1) according to the number of nights, (2) in a pooled analysis according to schedule type, and (3) in search of an interaction of the schedule and the timing of intake. Mean nutrient and food group intake during the study period did not depend on the number of nights worked. Amount and distribution of energy intake as well as quality of food, in terms of nutrient and food groups, differed depending on the type of schedule, split night shifts and recovery day (day after night shift) being the most impacted. Shift workers’ qualitative and quantitative dietary intakes varied between different schedules, indicating the need for tailored preventive interventions.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Santé
School:
HEdS - Genève
Institute:
Aucun institut
Date:
2020-03
Pagination:
15 p.
Published in:
Nutrients
Numeration (vol. no.):
2020, vol. 12, no. 4, article 919
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ISSN:
2072-6643
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